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View Poll Results: What is Texas?
The South 97 51.87%
The Southwest 22 11.76%
The West 1 0.53%
The Midwest 3 1.60%
Can't categorize it. It's just Texas. 64 34.22%
Voters: 187. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-16-2014, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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It has Southern influences but is large enough that it stands on its own.
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Old 10-16-2014, 03:03 PM
 
Location: USA
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yes, pretty much.
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Old 10-16-2014, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Texas is also a Red State, but it has Democratic strongholds like Austin and Dallas. Wendy Davis is a very well known Texas girl, but so is Jessica Simpson.

Geographically, Texas' borders are with the South and the Southwest. Some people even argue that it borders the Midwest.
You left out Houston, El Paso, and the Rio Grande Valley (Brownsville, McAllen, Harlingen) in your "Democratic Strongholds".

Texas in no way borders the Midwest. The Southernmost edge of the Midwest is Kansas. Oklahoma sits in between Texas and Kansas.
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Old 10-16-2014, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Texas in no way borders the Midwest. The Southernmost edge of the Midwest is Kansas. Oklahoma sits in between Texas and Kansas.
Annnnnd some people consider OK the Midwest.
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Old 10-16-2014, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Annnnnd some people consider OK the Midwest.
Some may consider it as such, but the fact is it isn't the Midwest. People can believe West Virginia is in China if they choose to. I prefer facts.
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Old 10-16-2014, 05:59 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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Some may consider it as such, but the fact is it isn't the Midwest. People can believe West Virginia is in China if they choose to. I prefer facts.



Exactly!! it seems people on C-D consider wrong on a lot of states. What they believe and facts are two different things.
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Old 10-16-2014, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Sandy Springs (ATL)
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Having grown up in rural East Texas(Scottsville and Marshall), I'm always alarmed at questions like this. Because of my experience, I can't imagine Texas being considered anything but quintessentially Southern.

Then again, I do understand arguments that say West Texas is far more SW than Southern...after all, Texas is very large and falls at the bottom-center of the map
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:13 PM
 
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Arizona was mostly Confederate during the Civil War (but not a state yet), but that doesnt make it southern at all. I would classify TX as Southwestern. There are parts of eastern Texas that are southern in feel, but overall TX is just completely different than, say, Tennessee or Louisiana, which are strictly southern.
And overall TX is completely different from AZ or NM, which are strictly Southwestern--right?

As a state, TX has most of the Southern hallmarks: was a part of the Confederacy, had chattel slavery, Jim Crow was the law of the land, is included in the Cotton Belt, had a significant amount of lynchings pre-Civil Rights, has several HBCUs, is predominantly Baptist, has the Southern drawls/twangs, is big on BBQ, etc. Of course the state is where a couple of different regions meet, but it has historically been considered Southern and it seems that Southern culture has played more of a role in its history and development than any other domestic culture.
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Old 10-16-2014, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Texas: It's like a whole other country.
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Old 10-17-2014, 12:08 AM
 
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Most do not consider it a part of the south, so no.
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